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#PackCareers Newsletter: College of Science Issue 8, Vol. 2020-2021

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We know this is not an easy moment. Pursuing a college degree in addition to navigating the early stages of your career journey during a global pandemic is exhausting, to say the least. It is also evidence of our resilience as part of the Pack. The Career Development Center is here to help during this time. Please take a moment to review some of the intentionally selected resources we feel will be a benefit for you.

Wes Wade, career counselor for the College of Sciences, is currently on leave until March. However, there are a multitude of resources to help students in the College of Sciences.
1) Schedule a virtual appointment with Kristina Platt, graduate assistant career counselor for the College of Sciences. Kristina will be able to assist you with Career Fair prep, resume/CV/cover letter support, career/major decision making, Graduate school decisions and documents, LinkedIn, job search help, and interview preparation.
2) Virtual drop-in hours Monday – Friday from 1pm – 3pm. Just follow the directions in this link to meet with a counselor!
3) Access our tailored resources on the Career Development Center’s website, such as the campus Career Guide, the Career Identity ProgramPack Pros Professional Development Series, and other career-specific events located under the “Workshops” section of the “Events” option on the ePACK homepage.
4) To make an appointment, use ePACK at (also, please keep in mind that ePACK only shows results for available appointments over a two-week time span). If you are having difficulties scheduling an appointment please email Kristina Platt at
Continue learning, expanding your experience, and sharpening your skills with these professional development opportunities below!
Find Your Pack (FYP) is a bi-weekly career development series tailor-made for students in the College of Sciences.
  • Do you feel stuck, but also know you need to “do something” for your job/internship search?
  • Have you thought, “How the heck are we supposed to get experience with all of this going on?”
  • Are you feeling disconnected and “alone” and just need a little help and encouragement detailing practical steps to get your job/internship search moving?
These thoughts, feelings, and questions are some of the areas FYP has been designed to address. Students can come to one, a few, or all of the FYP meetings. Register on ePACK under the events page and you will receive an email with more details, helpful links (including a Zoom link for the sessions), and a 6-question survey to help ensure the sessions you attend meet your needs.
FYP session topics will include (but are not limited to):
  • Balancing School & Your Career Development
  • Navigating Majors & Considering Career Paths
  • Going From Student to Professional
  • Resiliency and the Job/Internship Search
Each session will be interactive and will address your career development needs and concerns with respect to the current realities of our uncertain virtual world.
If you have questions about this event, please contact Kristina Platt at

Career Development Center’s  March Madness  

Every Tuesday in March, at 5:30pm, there will be a tailored career event targeting students in the College of Sciences (but all students from all colleges at NCSU are welcome to register and attend).
Bench to Business- March 2nd
Law School for Sciences- March 9th
Pi Day- March 16th
Chem & Bio Industry Networking Night- March 23rd
How to Grad School- March 30th
Register on ePACK to attend each event. During the week before the workshop, you will receive an email with a link to the Zoom session and additional information!

NIIMBL eXperience: Application Deadline Jan. 31st

The NIIMBL eXperience offers college freshman and sophomores real-world insight into career possibilities in the biopharmaceutical industry through direct interactions with industry professionals. During a multi-week virtual program, students learn about the operations of large biomanufactuers, cutting-edge technologies of small companies, training and education paths from academic institutions, and how the federal government plays a role in bringing life-saving treatments to patients.
The program targets African American/Black, Latinx, and Native American students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and NIIMBL member institutions. It is open to students enrolled in any STEM-based major.
What: The College of Sciences invites you to its 2021 Celebrating Diversity in STEM Event. This very special event, to be held virtually via Zoom, is sponsored by BASF in partnership with the college.
Who: The keynote speaker is Andrea Duhon, an NC State mathematics alumna who is currently an assistant professor of mathematics at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, and the financial controller for solar energy company Enlight.Energy. While at NC State, Duhon co-founded the university’s first organizations for Latinx students. Since graduating, she has stayed involved with her alma mater, co-founding the Latinx Alumni Network and serving as communications chair for the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Her talk is entitled, “Decoding Failure: Math, Love and Overcoming Fear.”
When: 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16
Where: This virtual event will be held via Zoom. Registered attendees will receive the Zoom link prior to the event.
More Information: This event is free and open to the public, but online registration is required.
The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering five fellowships: the Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience, the Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience, the Education Sciences Fellowship, the Clinical Research Fellowship and the Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering. Students who will receive a bachelor’s degree by June 2021 will be eligible for the positions.
The fellowships will commence in July 2021, and  are 2 years in duration. Students can find further details at: and

Posters on the Hill 2021

POH 2021 will take place virtually April 27-28, 2021. Here is all that you need to know in order to submit your abstracts and become a part of the event:
Dates You Need to Know
  • January 22, 2021 – Submission deadline(Review the information needed to complete your submission.)
  • January 25, 2021 – Sign up to review abstracts
  • March 15, 2021 – Notifications of acceptance sent and registration open
  • April 19, 2021 – Deadline to register
  • April 27 – 28, 2021 – Event takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday


Parker is now hiring full time positions for recent college grads into their leadership development programs. Each program is 1-2 year rotation within one of the following functions:
These are all within the Parker chemical/materials businesses, so chemistry, materials science, and other degrees are relevant.
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Login to ePACK to find your next opportunity! If you’re thinking about getting a summer internship or a full-time role starting in May, the time to start searching is NOW!
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